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How "most Americans" see the world.

I know I'm not that good at placing a lot of countries on the map but damn.

In my case there would be a label in the middle of Africa saying "a bunch of countries that changed their names at least six times since I was in school" and probably another in eastern Europe saying "former soviet republics." And South America would probably get one as well, in the middle again. And Indonesian would get a label. But dammit, I can do better than THAT with no references.
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Undoubtedly someone on my friends list posted this and I just didn't pay attention:

Did the Jedi have it coming?
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Country, meet Hell and Handbasket.

"Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost," Kennedy says. "As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors -- in short, over every aspect and institution of human society."

Read the whole article.

I'll be deliriously happy if someone can point to proof that this is a joke.
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For the few people on my friends list that aren't mutual friends with friends that linked to this:

The Unitarian Jihad

Thanks [livejournal.com profile] cargoweasel

[Edit: And thanks to a link from [livejournal.com profile] joisbishmyoga I have found my Unitarian Jihad Name: Sister Broadsword of Warm Humanitarianism. You can get yours here.]
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Finally, someone starts to get it.

Now if they would work on making them a bit bigger and much wider. If I still took a size 12 I'd probably be happy with the current selection in catalogs, unfortunately I take a 14. Very wide (EEEE, with an EE heel but there's no one making shoes on combination lasts these days).

My current favorite pair of shoes are actually a pair of black work boots, mens 13 extra wide. Good thing I like stompy boots. They're comfy, even with warm socks. :) Unfortunately they got cut (though thankfully not all the way through the material, they're still wearable) so I'll have to try to find replacements. :(

Unfortunately I will likely never own a pair of fashionable "off the shelf" womens boots that extend more than an inch or two above the ankle. "Plus calf" boots only fit a 20" calf at size 12, I don't think a size 14 (if it existed) would be anywhere close to the 24" calf I need (to wear over nylons/bare skin).

I really should get back into my home shoe making experiments once I get some extra cash.
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So I was reading some CSI episode recaps on Television Without Pity and decided to try searching on the phrase "performed fellatio on my wife" (can you guess which episode I was reading about?). There were four hits, two leading to the same article, one to an episode transcript, and one to this blog.

I'm fascinated by "deviant" behavior in humans, which should be of no surprise to anyone, I've been involved with furry for a about a decade after all. I'm also fascinated by the contortions we go through to fit language around amorphous mental concepts such as gender identity and sexuality. Frankly, I should have been some sort of social scientist, it's a pity that my mental state going into college had primed me to stay as far away from touchy-feely personalities as possible.

Of course I'm also fascinated by cultures and history and science and a few dozen other things so really, no matter what I had studied, I'd have some level of regret that I had not studied something else.
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A bit on the fall of the Greek democracy by [profile] bradhicks, for [personal profile] athelind if he hasn't seen it yet.
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Blatantly borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] jeriendhal

An interesting article on the inter-relationship of electronic distribution and consumer taste.

[Added a quote several hours later in the interest of generating interest.]

Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it in service after service, [...]. People are going deep into the catalog, down the long, long list of available titles, far past what's available at Blockbuster Video, Tower Records, and Barnes & Noble. And the more they find, the more they like. As they wander further from the beaten path, they discover their taste is not as mainstream as they thought (or as they had been led to believe by marketing, a lack of alternatives, and a hit-driven culture).

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